One of the only things about my new '99 Fireblade is its 16inch front wheel.
Now, I've already found a few threads about retro fitting a 17inch front wheel (one thread deteriorated into an argument of VFR vs 600F3 vs whole new front end, but thats another story).
Any ways, has anyone simply dropped to a 120 or even a 110 front tyre?
Did it have any decent effect?
The reason I ask is that everything about the bike I love, except I find the steering a bit heavy and unresponsive.
I would try to find out why it feels so heavy.
What other bikes are you comparing it to?
Does it have a steering damper fitted?
What tyre sizes and types are you running?
How worn are the tyres?
And sign of abnormal wear on either tyre?
What tyre pressures are you running?
What are your suspension settings?
Has either end of the bike been raised or lowered?
Any indication of fork seals leaking?
Steering head bearings not too tight?
How much drag are you getting from your front brakes when you spin the wheel?